Departement de mathematiques et de statistique, Universite Laval

Position ID: 375-ALG [#4777]
Position Title: Tenure-track position in Algebra or Algebraic Number Theory
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Algebra including Alegebraic Number Theory and Lie Theory
Application Deadline: 2013/10/30* finished (posted 2013/06/07, finished 2014/02/02, listed until 2013/11/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Tenure track position in Algebra or Algebraic Number Theory

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Université Laval invites applications for a tenure track position in Algebra (including Algebraic Number Theory and Lie Theory). The appointment will normally be at the assistant professor level, with a start date in Summer 2014.

About Université Laval

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS) is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Université Laval, one of the leading research universities in Canada. The DMS provides an excellent environment for research and teaching. It offers courses (taught in French) to students in our specialized programs in Mathematics and Statistics (Bachelor, Masters and PhD), as well as courses to students in engineering, education, etc.  

Université Laval is located in beautiful Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital of the province of Quebec. With over 40,000 students, the university is a stimulating working environment, at the heart of a metropolitan area of 750,000 inhabitants.


The successful candidate will be expected to
  • engage in a productive research program in his/her area of expertise
  • apply for funding from the major granting bodies
  • teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses in French (including large-lecture service courses)
  • recruit and supervise graduate students,
  • contribute to the management and promotion of department programs,
  • and more generally contribute to the development and day-to-day functioning of the department.

Selection criteria

Candidates must
  • hold a PhD degree in mathematics, or an equivalent qualification 
  • be able to propose and carry out an independent research program in Algebra or Algebraic Number Theory for which adequate funding could rapidly be obtained
  • demonstrate the potential and the willingness to recruit and supervise graduate students
  • demonstrate the potential and the willingness to collaborate with existing researchers in the development of departmental activities in Algebra or Algebraic Number Theory
  • demonstrate excellent pedagogical abilities for teaching large-lecture service courses  for engineering students, as well as specialized courses for mathematics students at all levels
  • be able to teach in French or be able to do so within a year.

Application procedure

Applications must include a CV, three letters of reference, an outline of research plans for the next three years (3 pages maximum), a teaching philosophy statement (2 pages maximum), and up to two recent articles (preprints or off-prints). The candidate should clearly indicate his/her level of French proficiency or his/her willingness to become proficient within one year.

The preferred application format is through Mathjobs (, though applications may also be submitted by e-mail (in pdf) to or by regular mail to
Frédéric Gourdeau, directeur
Département de mathématiques et de statistique
1045, av. de la Médecine
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Applications must be received by October 30, 2013.   

For more information, please contact the department chair,

As an employer committed to diversity in the workplace, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply – particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities – but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents. Salary is determined by the collective agreement.  

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Frédéric Gourdeau
Departement de mathematiques et de statistique
1045 avenue de la Medecine
Local 1056
Universite Laval
Quebec, QC
G1V 0A6

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